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Think Pink Nova Scotian anti-bullying organizers expecting to have same impact as anti-smoking, PAGE 3 seat-belt campaigns

Unanimous approval

Pirates taking on Iceland

HRM budget passes with flying colours PAGE 4

The country that brought us Björk votes into parliament three members of InternetPAGE 6 freedoms party


Downtown’s changing face Trouble or transition? Three bars closed in one month, but business association claims area is going through a restaurant shift


Ryan Lovett shows off the tickets he bought to the QMJHL finals on Tuesday after waiting for nine hours at the Metro Centre box office. Tickets for games 1 and 2 of the finals sold out in 20 minutes. Story, page 2 PHILIP CROUCHER/METRO

Although news of the Pogue Fado’s closure disappointed many Haligonians Monday, one restaurant expert said it’s hard to operate during the “worst climate” in the scene’s history. Gordon Stewart of the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia said the Irish bar’s sudden closure is concerning, “but the numbers kind of support it in a way.” “The margins are razor thin, the thinnest I’ve ever seen them,” Stewart said. In the last decade, Stewart said bar and restaurant sales dropped by $14 million in Nova Scotia: $9.1 million of that is in Halifax.

The social change whereby people drink at home and go downtown later has also taken a toll on bars, Stewart said, and for the Pogue, a student crowd has its drawbacks. “You’re going more than half the week with very low business, then high-volume business on the weekends. It’s just not high enough to sustain the kind of costs that you’re carrying,” Stewart said. Stewart also said with fewer people downtown during the day, restaurants have lost lunchtime revenue to the fringes of the city where more office buildings are popping up. “You can go down Argyle Street ... and you’ll be lucky if you find 50 people in all the restaurants, where in St. John’s, Nfld., there’d be 50 people in one,” he said. In a Facebook post, the owners of the Pogue cited the “current business environment downtown” as a factor in its closure. Paul MacKinnon of the Downtown Business Associa-

Halifax bars

“It’s a really tough business right now.” Gordon Stewart of the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia

tion said he’s not sure what the owners mean by that, but said the high rents on Barrington Street need to come down to attract new businesses and help existing ones. While the Pogue is the third bar to close this month, behind the Palace and G Lounge, MacKinnon said those other businesses are simply changing and will reopen with more of a focus on dinner than drinks. “There’s concerns about things like late-night violence in cabarets, but we may be seeing more of a natural shift towards bringing people downtown earlier,” MacKinnon said. “Things are changing in the industry. I wouldn’t say that there’s necessarily a decline.” HALEY RYAN/METRO


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911 complaint


Police allege man caught masturbating while driving in Dartmouth A 36-year-old man from Fletcher Lake has been charged with committing an indecent act for allegedly masturbating while driving. At about 3:20 p.m. on Monday, police received a 911 complaint about a man driving on Pinecrest Drive while masturbating. Police say it appeared he was paying attention to children in the area. Police allege he drove down the street in a white Honda several times before leaving. A physical description of the man, along with the vehicle licence plate, was given to police by witnesses and the man was arrested at his home about an hour later. Ryan Edward Byrne, 36, is due in Dartmouth provincial court on Tuesday to face three counts of committing an indecent act. Police believe he is the same person involved in similar incidents on April 8 and 9. METRO Suspect fled scene: Cops

Man facing charges after two seriously injured in Gottingen Street stabbing Police say a 40-year-old man is in custody after two people were stabbed in an apartment on Gottingen Street on Monday night. At 11:45 p.m., police say an altercation broke out inside the apartment and a man stabbed a 25-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man. Both victims were taken to hospital with injuries described as serious but non-lifethreatening. Police say the suspect fled the scene but was arrested in the area and remains in police custody. The investigation continues and police say exact charges haven’t been determined. METRO

Tickets gobbled up fast for Moose final Ron Hache of Halifax is all smiles after being first in line to get Halifax Mooseheads final tickets at the Metro Centre on Tuesday. PHILIP CROUCHER/METRO

Playoff fever. Both games sell out in 20 minutes PHILIP CROUCHER

Ryan Lovett wasn’t taking any chances. The diehard Halifax Mooseheads fan arrived at the Metro Centre box office on Tuesday at 1 a.m. to make sure he got tickets for Games 1 and 2 of the QMJHL final against the BaieComeau Drakkar. And sure enough, when the

Feeling the team spirit

“I just knew it was going to be crazy.” Halifax Mooseheads fan Ryan Lovett

box office opened nine hours later, he left proudly with upper-bowl seats to both games. “All the other rounds I was here between 4:30 and 5 a.m. I knew this time it was going to be crazy,” he said, smiling, as about 100 people remained waiting in line behind him. What may be even crazier is Lovett wasn’t even the first in line. That honour belonged to

Ron Hache, of Halifax, who arrived at 12:30 a.m. “My brothers are coming into town and it’s on my shoulders to get the good tickets,” he said. “It was long night, but it was fun though,” he added. “Met some nice people.” There were 5,000 tickets available to the general public for each of the two games. The capacity crowds will

be the second and third of the playoffs. Halifax also had a full house of 10,595 fans for Game 1 of its third-round series against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. When taking into account these two upcoming sellouts, Halifax is averaging 10,091 fans per game this post-season. As to predictions, the consensus among those waiting in line is the Mooseheads will beat the Drakkar, and win the club’s first QMJHL title. “I’m hoping we can sweep, but you never know,” Lovett said. “We’re facing BaieComeau and they’re a strong team. If they can make it this far … you never know.”

Discovery Centre has $1M reasons to smile

The future home of the Discovery Centre. EMILY KITAGAWA/FOR METRO

The Discovery Centre was given a $1-million donation from the Medavie Health Foundation on Tuesday. The gift is in support of a science gallery, newly named the Medavie Health Gallery, to be located in the centre’s soonto-be new home on Lower Water Street inside the Nova Scotia Power building. “Our hope is that this innovative science gallery will

Time frame

The Discovery Centre is scheduled to move into its new premises by the end of 2014.

educate and empower visitors of all ages to rejuvenate their own mental and physical health and, in turn, create

healthier communities,” Steve Parker, chairman of Medavie Inc., said in a press release. Dov Bercovici, president and CEO of the Discovery Centre, said in the same release that the new partnership with Medavie Health — along with research done in the region — “will dramatically change attitudes, perceptions and behaviours about health and mental health.” METRO

NEWS Wednesday, May 1, 2013


‘It’s our job as Nova Scotians to do this’ Prevention. Pink Day founder hopes people of province take lead on changing bully culture


“Youth have the most powerful voice of us all.” Pink Day founder Travis Price

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Travis Price says he hopes a new website and antibullying programs through the Red Cross can change our society, so people like Rehtaeh Parsons never feel alone again. Price, founder of the Pink Day movement, launched with the Canadian Red Cross to raise money for bullying prevention like the RespectED program and provide resources for kids and parents. “With recent events that have happened in this province, it’s our job as Nova Scotians to do this,” Price said during the launch at the Atlantic Red Cross headquarters in Burnside on Tuesday. “We all failed. So it’s important that we work and we build to make things

Travis Price stands in front of a projection of a new website he developed with the Canadian Red Cross for Pink Day — an anti-bullying campaign— Tuesday morning at the Atlantic Canadian Red Cross headquarters in Burnside. Emily Kitigawa/metro

better, so we don’t have that happen again,” Price said in reference to Reh-

taeh, a Cole Harbour teen who took her own life after years of bullying.

The website also has pink T-shirts and hats for sale, with a logo created by B.C.

students showing a robot saying “Even I Have Feelings,” and the words “Every

Day is Pink Day” on the back. Paul Kells, founder of Upstanders and a Pink Day promoter, says 10 per cent of Tshirt money goes to Red Cross programs and 20 per cent to community teams, schools or work-safety courses. “I’m convinced it’s going to have the same impact as seatbelt campaigns, smoking campaigns … led by kids but supported by adults,” Kells said of the anti-bullying movement. Part of the site will showcase stories from kids — as well as adults in the workplace — about the times a friend has stood up against a bully for them or offered support. “If we can create a new, positive social norm and kids get that most people are not bullying, and most people will step forward, then we’ve really accomplished something,” Kells said.

Woman recalls ‘lynching’ remark in discrimination case A woman accusing her former employer of racial discrimination says a lynching comment was “the last straw.” Garnetta Cromwell testified Tuesday before the province’s Human Rights Commission regarding a complaint filed against Leon’s Furniture Store, her employer from October 2004 to May 2008. Cromwell, an AfricanCanadian, alleged the word “lynching” was used before she went to a performance-

review meeting in early May 2008. She said four supervisors were in the office at the Burnside location when one of them made a discriminatory comment. “As I was coming to the office, he said, ‘Everyone out, it’s time for a lynching,’” she testified on Tuesday. “I was speechless.” Cromwell resigned from Leon’s three weeks later and filed her complaint with the commission at the end of the month.

Cromwell also alleged she was called racial names during her tenure at Leon’s, including “Condoleezza Rice,” “Contessa” and “sunshine,” a derogatory word her mother told her meant “you’re so black that it shines.” In another instance, Cromwell said a supervisor touched her hair and said, “It felt like wool.” During her testimony, Cromwell welled up with tears as she described the anxiety disorder she de-


The hearing will resume Thursday morning.

veloped due to the alleged discrimination she faced. “Everything was falling, crashing down on me,” she said. An independent adjudicator for the commission will determine whether any discrimination occurred.

Lisa Teryl, counsel for the commission, told reporters discrimination doesn’t need to be the main factor in determining an employment disadvantage under the Human Rights Act. “If any part of that disadvantage is connected to race, it contaminates everything, and so we find that’s discrimination,” Teryl said. Cromwell is seeking loss of income and general damages from Leon’s Furniture. clark jang/for metro

Garnetta Cromwell metro


NEWS Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Funding. New committee to study arts and culture Artists now have a chance to shape and influence HRM policy on arts and culture. Council has approved the creation of an ad hoc advisory council made up of professionals and stakeholders in the arts community. Coun. W a y e Mason said committee members Coun. Waye Mason will be metro file asked for advice on the best ways to support artsand-culture programming in HRM. “It doesn’t always have to be money. It could be tied into street closures, or how people can use city facilities, or when we’re willing to do a deal or provide in-kind,” Mason said.

A study of funding in Hamilton, Ont., released last year suggested the per capita funding for arts in HRM is among the lowest in Canada. “We don’t have any formalized support,” Mason said. “Right now, our symphony can get $5,000 in support through community grants, and then the next lowestfunded symphony, in Edmonton, gets $150,000.” Mayor Mike Savage, who included several arts-specific initiatives in his election campaign, said he is pleased the committee — more than two years in the making — will be a reality. “Arts and culture is something that matters an awful lot to me, and I think it’s really good for the municipality to take a serious look at how we deal with the professional arts community,” he said. Ruth Davenport/metro

HRM. New standard for bus-shelter snow removal Bus shelters in HRM will be cleared within 48 hours of any snowfall next winter. Regional councillors on Tuesday approved a change from the current service standard of 72 hours. A staff report says 85 per cent of shelters are currently cleared within 12 to 36 hours, and reaching the rest within 48 hours will cost about $280,000. Coun. Jennifer Watts said it’s an important gesture. “For the numerous residents I’ve talked to … who have really had concerns Antigonish

Foul play not to blame in death of man found in river: Police

Faster removal, higher cost

• Staff said clearing the shelters in 36 hours or less would mean more daytime snow removal, which requires traffic control and significantly increases the cost.

about the bus shelters, about getting there, feeling safe about using that system, this is a step in the right direction,” she said. Ruth Davenport/metro

Armed robbery

Suspect sought in pharmacy heist

Police have ruled out foul play in the death of a man whose body was discovered in a small community just east of Antigonish. RCMP say the man’s body was found on Monday in Lower South River. An autopsy was carried out the same day. Sgt. Brian Rehill says the man was identified, but police have decided not to release his name.

RCMP are looking for a suspect after an armed holdup at a pharmacy in Queens County. A man walked into the Caledonia Pharmasave Tuesday and demanded prescription pills. He was armed, but police did not say what kind of weapon was used. No one was hurt. Police say the man, who they believe is in his 20s, fled in a white SUV with an undisclosed amount of drugs. The incident prompted a temporary lockdown at a nearby high school as a precaution.

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Imagine if you could turn back time ...

Andrea Norwood and Rhys Bevan-John perform a scene from Eighteen, which opens on Thursday and runs through May 12 at Neptune Studio Theatre. The comedy, written and directed by Michael Melski, tells the story of a retired Nova Scotia couple who move to Florida, stumble upon the fountain of youth while playing golf and wake up as 18-year-olds. Emily Kitagawa/for metro

The ayes have it: Budget wins unanimous support Unprecedented. Regional councillors debate, amend and line up behind fiscal plan for 2013-14 RUTH DAVENPORT

A lengthy debate over HRM’s 2013-14 budget ended with an unprecedented unanimous approval. “That appears to be unanimous. Can we do a re-vote?” Mayor Mike Savage deadpanned after the vote was revealed on Tuesday evening. Councillors who have traditionally voted against municipal budgets were swayed by this budget’s declining debt per household, reduced commercial and residential tax rates and strategic investments in capital assets and youth programming. “This is the first budget that I’m voting for. I feel

Budget amendment

Late-night ferry service on again Coun. Gloria McCluskey’s motion to restore the latenight harbour ferry service won unanimous approval. Metro Transit said the organization has found enough money through “efficiencies” to restore the very good about that,” Coun. Gloria McCluskey said. “We understand we can’t get everything and we have to move along. It’s a very good budget.” The debate, which took more than four hours, included discussions on a few amendments. Council narrowly approved Coun. Linda Mosher’s proposal to make sidewalk snow clearing a municipal re-

last sailing between Halifax and Dartmouth, which was eliminated last August because of low ridership. McCluskey urged council to support reversing the cuts, pointing out the impact of the upcoming redecking project on the harbour bridges. The extra sailing is expected to be on the schedule by the summer. ruth davenport/metro

sponsibility, paid for through the general tax rate. Residents in 12 districts pay an area rate for the service. Homeowners are responsible for sidewalk clearing in the other three. Mosher said people in her district with limited mobility can be “held hostage” by a negligent homeowner. “I almost consider this a human-rights issue,” she said. “We’ve got many seniors,

people with babies in strollers.... Not everyone’s clearing their sidewalks.” The change means the average tax bill for a home assessed at $210,000 will rise by $4 if the homeowner already pays for sidewalk clearing. Residents who don’t currently pay area rates will see an extra $38 on their bill. Coun. Jennifer Watts lost a motion to replace a 25-cent transit-fare hike with a twoyear increase in the transit tax rate to fund technology upgrades. “To come up with a rate increase at this point is not reflective of the direction we need to be going in terms of really promoting sustainable transportation,” she said. Opponents shouted down the proposal, saying transit improvements should be paid for by transit users. “Why are we charging anything for buses? We might as well pay for all of it with the tax rate and let them ride for free,” said Coun. Russell Walker. Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Two men arrested

Five-year-old rape victim dies A five-year-old girl has died after being raped in a brutal case that shocked India and the world. The girl suffered cardiac arrest and died late Monday at a hospital in Nagpur city in Maharashtra state where she was being treated for injuries from the April 18 assault, said an official, Bharat Yadav. Two men have been arrested in connection with the attack, he said. the associated press

Airlines banned

Syria a no-fly zone, says Russia Russia has banned its airlines from flying over Syria after a civilian plane was reported to have come under an unspecified threat in Syrian airspace. The ban was announced Tuesday by the state air transport agency, Rosaviatsiya — which said some airlines continue “to operate in the airspace of the country in which hostilities are using missiles.” Officials said the crew of a charter flight carrying 159 people from Egypt to the Russian city of Kazan saw war activities on the ground that endangered the plane. The aircraft landed safely in Kazan. the associated press



SOS! Our rescue system needs rescuing: Auditor Indictment. Pilots, crews and the right type of aircraft are in short supply, says Ferguson The federal auditor general says the country’s search-andrescue system is in distress and some elements are near the breaking point. Michael Ferguson’s latest report, issued Tuesday, singled out the Royal Canadian Air Force, saying an ongoing shortage of pilots and trained crew puts the system in jeopardy. He also said the country doesn’t have enough — or the right type — of aircraft to respond to emergencies across the vast open spaces of land and sea. The Harper government has repeatedly promised to deliver new aircraft to replace the air force’s aging fleet of C-115 Buffaloes and older model C-130 Hercules, the workhorses of rescue missions. Defence Minister Peter MacKay has often referred to the procurement as a “top priority.” But the program, started under the Liberals in 2002, is not expected to deliver a new

Lost and found


Ferguson says he has been unable to track as much as $3.1 billion in funding set aside to combat terrorism. The paper trail tracked only $9.8 billion of the $12.9 billion that was spent between 2001 and 2009 on myriad anti-terrorism programs. His report says the Conservative government must do a better job of reporting how taxpayer money is spent.

Mo’ money, mo’ problems

$300M The federal auditor general says the country’s search-and-rescue system is in distress and some elements are near the breaking point. andrew vaughan/the canadian press file

plane until 2017. “National Defence has not sufficiently replaced and has had difficulty maintaining its SAR aircraft at the necessary level to respond to SAR incidents effectively,” the auditor’s report said. Ferguson noted the Hercules do not have sensors and data-management systems found on search aircraft in

other countries. The cost of maintaining the nearly 50-year-old Buffaloes has climbed to $20 million a year and there’s a shortage of spare parts. Keeping both aircraft flying until 2017 will require substantial cash for life extensions. Liberal critic John McKay said inaction endangers lives.

The auditor would not go so far as to say that, but insisted change is urgently required. “At this point, we would expect they would try to put something together; a plan; a strategy that brings all of this together to address all of the concerns that we’ve raised,” he said. the canadian press

Ottawa is overpaying employment insurance by at least $300 million a year and fails to get millions of it back, the auditor general says. “Service Canada has an obligation to find and stop inappropriate claims,” says Alyson Queen, a spokesperson for Human Resources Minister Diane Finley.

The hands of time


Attempts to deal with the fallout of residential schools’ 120 years of emotional, physical and sexual abuse of children are a mess, Ferguson says, as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission bickers with the federal government over what historical documents need to be provided and how they should be preserved.

Double killing. Mounties Memory lapse? Reporter Rehtaeh’s legacy. Rona wasted time, money with says Cherry let her into Ambrose in tears as she a botched sting: Lawyer Bruins dressing room unveils anti-bullying cash A lawyer for a teenager on trial for two murders says Mounties wasted time and money targeting the youth in a poorly planned sting when they should have been looking for the real killer. Mona Duckett argued in court Tuesday that the confession the youth made to undercover officers — who he believed were part of a criminal gang — should not be used as evidence. Barry Boenke, 68, and his friend Susan Trudel, 50, were found bludgeoned and shot to death on a rural property east of Edmonton in June 2009. Duckett said RCMP made a quick arrest and, when the


“This operation is a product of tunnel vision by the investigators.” Lawyer Mona Duckett in a court statement.

case fell apart against the teen and a co-accused two years later, officers forged ahead with an undercover charade that took advantage of the accused’s vulnerabilities. Duckett said it’s a shame the grieving families of the victims still have no answers. The youth cannot be named for legal reasons. the canadian press

Nearly 40 years ago, Robin Herman paved the way for female sports reporters when she became the first woman to enter an NHL dressing room. And of all dressing rooms — it was the one coached by Don Cherry. Yup, the same guy who caused a fuss on Hockey Night In Canada on Saturday when he said female reporters shouldn’t be in an NHL dressing room. In a “Dear Don” letter written by Herman to Cherry and published Tuesday by, she reminded the controversial Coach’s Corner star that he was her “hero” for letting her into

Has Grapes changed? On Saturday he ranted against women in NHL dressing rooms.

the “Big Bad Bruins” dressing room “back in the day.” “Don’t you remember — I guess you don’t.” said Herman, who was just 23 at the time. torstar news service

Rona Ambrose was brought to tears on Tuesday as she announced new government funding to help eradicate bullying among young people. Her emotional announcement came nearly four weeks after a bullied Nova Scotia girl, Rehtaeh Parsons, took her own life. The Public Works and Government Services Minister and Minister for Status of Women said at an Ottawa high school that the federal government is committing $300,000 over 30 months to the Red Cross and Respect Group Inc. to bolster online educational workshops for youth and educators.


“I’ve experienced it in my life. I’ve experienced it with people close to me and I’ve seen it across the country.” An emotional Rona Ambrose on cyberbullying, harassment and abuse

“We’ve seen recently some very difficult cases that have affected young people when it comes to cyberbullying, harassment and abuse,” said Ambrose, who was flanked by a dozen female students from Lisgar Collegiate Institute. joe lofaro/metro in ottawa



Stem cells treatment



Wanted: Polarbear spotter

Two-year-old gets a windpipe

Jailing was rights abuse: Euro court

Do you enjoy the outdoors and have strong vocal cords? If so, Norway might have a summer job for you: Three weeks in the Arctic wilderness spotting polar bears. The remote northern islands of Svalbard is seeking a polar bear spotter to warn researchers doing projects in the region. The job starts July 8. The successful candidate likely won’t have to use a gun “just as long as they have a loud voice” to scare off any bears.

A two-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in to benefit from the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren has been unable to breathe, eat, drink or swallow on her own since she was born in South Korea in 2010. Early signs indicate the windpipe is working, and doctors believe she will eventually be able to live at home and lead a normal life.

Ukraine’s jailing of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was a politically motivated violation of her rights, Europe’s human rights court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a harsh blow to President Viktor Yanukovychl who has insisted the case against her was not political. Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years in prison in October 2011 after being convicted of exceeding her powers as premier while negotiating a gas contract with Russia.




Pirate Party captures three seats in Iceland Iceland has been stormed by pirates. They won’t be forming the government, but online freedom advocates the Pirate Party were still big winners in the country’s election. The party, just a few months old, took 5.1 per cent of the vote in Saturday’s poll, gaining three of the 63 seats in Iceland’s parliament, the Althingi. It is the biggest electoral trophy yet for a movement founded seven years ago in Sweden by a group of rebellious file-sharing geeks and Quoted

“The Pirates have a cool factor.… They are not typical politicians, but represent ordinary Icelanders.” Travel agent Hilmar Einarsson. Wednesday, May 1, 2013

FDA to investigate added-caffeine foods Marketing craze. Wave of jacked-up products, such as caffeinated gum, prompts safety concerns Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be the answer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is closely watching the marketing of these foods and wants to know more about their safety. The FDA said Monday it will look at the foods’ effects on children in response to a caffeinated gum introduced this week by Wrigley. Alert Energy Caffeine Gum promises “the right energy, right now.” The agency is already investigating the safety of energy drinks and energy shots, prompted by consumer reports of illness and death. Michael Taylor, FDA’s deputy commissioner of foods, said

In related news

• Monster Beverage is suing San Francisco’s city attorney over demands the energy-drink maker reduce the amount of caffeine in its drinks and change its marketing practices.

Wrigley’s Alert Energy Caffeine Gum just launched in the U.S. Wm. Wrigley Jr.

• New York’s attorney general has also subpoenaed Monster — as well as the maker of 5-Hour Energy shots and PepsiCo Inc., which makes Amp — as part of an investigation into how energy drinks are made and marketed.

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Monday that the only time FDA explicitly approved the added use of caffeine in a food or drink was in the 1950s for colas. The current proliferation of caffeine added to foods is “beyond anything FDA envisioned,” he said. “It is disturbing,” Taylor said in an interview with The Asso-

ciated Press. “We’re concerned about whether they have been adequately evaluated.” Taylor said the agency will look at the potential impact these “new and easy sources” of caffeine will have on children’s health and will take action if necessary. The Associated Press

Birgitta Jonsdottir, the most senior of Iceland’s three victorious Pirate Party lawmakers. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS file

hackers who scoffed at copyright laws. Birgitta Jonsdottir, the most senior of Iceland’s three victorious Pirate lawmakers, argues that political and legal structures around the world have not kept pace with the technological change that has transformed the way we live. She compares it to new software that can’t run on an old

computer. The Pirate Party was founded in Sweden in 2006, its name a taunt to the antipiracy activities of copyrightholders, its logo a buccaneering black flag. It has spread to countries including the United States, but has had its greatest electoral success in northern Europe. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Hadfield phones home to unveil new $5 bill Astronaut Chris Hadfield unveils the new $5 banknote while aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday. Hadfield made a cameo via satellite as outgoing Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty introduced the latest in polymer currency. The $5 bill features images of the Canadarm, a generic astronaut and Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency’s robotic handyman. sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Market Minute

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Animal welfare. Grocery stores sign on to improve pens for pregnant pigs A group representing Canadian retailers says eight of Canada’s largest supermarket chains have signed on with a push to eliminate factory-farming pens that restrict the movement of pregnant pigs. The Retail Council of Canada says Walmart Canada, Costco Canada, Metro, Loblaw, Safeway Canada, Federated Cooperatives, Sobey’s and Co-op Atlantic have all committed to sourcing their pork from farmers who don’t use so-called ges-

In gestational crates, pregnant sows are unable to turn around or lay down. Getty images file

tational crates. The council says the chains will make the transition over nine years. The Canadian Press

VOICES Wednesday, May 1, 2013


WHY LET REPORTERS IN AT ALL? guy and getting politically correct points for Q: What’s a First World problem? being oh so progressive. A: A First World problem is so trivial and ridicuCherry loves it because he’s still got it at lous that it fails to resonate with people who 79, the CBC loves it because the controversy have real problems, such as making it to the end draws viewers to its only remaining hit show of the day … and then going to bed hungry. and all the male sportscasters love it beFemale reporters in male pro-sport dressing cause, compared to Don Cherry, they’re enrooms? First World problem. That it is generatlightened. That’s not saying much: Coming any comment at all is testament to Don pared to Don Cherry, Klingons are enlightCherry’s remarkable ability to stoke controened. versy at an age when most people have already Before I go any further, let me say ungone to bed. equivocally that if (and it’s a big if ) reporters You gotta hand it to Hockey Night in Can  JUST SAYIN'  are allowed into pro-sport dressing rooms ada’s perpetual pundit. He rushes in where nowhile the players are still dressing, all reporbody else bothers to tread. Paul Sullivan ters regardless of gender should be admitted. First, Duncan Keith of the Chicago Indeed, if there are male reporters who hawks is rude to a female reporter who needles feel the need to interview female sports stars in their underhim in his own dressing room in the wake of losing a fierce wear, it should be allowed, although those reporters should be contest to the Vancouver Canucks. Then Cherry wades in and willing to pass a background check and psychological exam says women should not be allowed into male dressing rooms. prior to gaining entry. This is followed by everyone gleefully piling onto the old


But this First World controversy completely misses the point. The point is simple: Reporters don’t belong in dressing rooms any more than curmudgeons or Klingons. It’s common human courtesy and should apply across the board, including young multi-millionaires who have just lost to the Vancouver Canucks. Think about it. You’re Duncan Keith. You’ve barely had a chance to shower and get over losing to an arch-rival and here’s some reporter in your face daring you to admit you slashed Daniel Sedin and got away with it. The gender of the reporter is hardly the point. The point is: Why is that reporter here in the first place? Even if he does earn $8 million (!) a year, Duncan Keith doesn’t make enough to be required to answer provocative, hostile questions in his own dressing room. How would you like it if a reporter turned up in your bathroom and started asking you about that slash on Daniel Sedin? Exactly. It’s a First World travesty. Even if it takes an overdressed geezer with the mind of a 12-year-old Klingon to point it out.   Clickbait 

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Now that PVR and piracy have pushed TV ads out of our lives, let’s rub salt in the wound by using new technology to watch marketing relics. Because hairstyles, toys and horrible music trends come and go, but smouldering good looks are forever.

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Come for the Before They Were Famous section, stay for the fastfood collection starring a creepy/ creepier Ronald McDonald. (you


The name says ’80s, but nuts to that. It’s all about the lovingly compiled ’90s ad montages pushing lousy toys, high-concept soft drinks and Look Who’s Talking sequels. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a Dr. Mario spot that pretty much sums up the decade. (



Saturn shows off huge ‘rose’ vortex NASA has named this redpetalled vortex The Rose, but behind its flowery façade is a massive hurricane-like storm at Saturn’s north pole. This photograph, captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, was given “false colours” to highlight low clouds (in red) versus high. MWN

Scientist speaks

“We did a double take when we saw this vortex because it looks so much like a hurricane on Earth.” Andrew Ingersoll, a Cassini imaging team member at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena

Sun lights up storm for NASA’s camera This image is among the first sunlit views of Saturn’s north pole captured by Cassini. When the spacecraft arrived in the Saturnian system in 2004, it was northern winter and the north pole was in darkness. Saturn’s north pole was last imaged under sunlight by NASA’s Voyager 2 in 1981. MWN

By the numbers


Approximate distance in kilometres from Saturn from which the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft captured the photo. The image scale is 1.6 kilometres per pixel.

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Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry denies being source of Friends reunion rumour Matthew Perry wants to make it clear he was not behind the latest rumour of a Friends reunion, despite getting Jennifer Aniston jokingly naming him as the prime suspect. “I was the first one to nix it,” Perry insists to E! News.


Rumer has it, Demi reconciling with Willis Following months of apparent estrangement, Demi Moore and daughter Rumer Willis seem to be reconnecting, and all it took was some yoga. The pair was spotted, along with a few friends, attending a yoga class in West Hollywood together this past weekend, according to Us Weekly. “They all did the class together, and after the 90 minutes they walked out as a

group,” a source says. “Demi and Rumer seemed very close, like they had been in the past. There didn’t seem to be any tension or hard feelings between them.” Things have reportedly been tense between Demi and her daughters — including Rumer’s sisters, Scout and Tallulah — since her split from Ashton Kutcher in late 2011 and hospitalization and rehab stay in the early part of 2012.

Lindsay Lohan

Lohan has her Porsche impounded Lindsay Lohan has apparently been trying to squeeze as much living in before she checks into rehab — so much so that she reportedly ended up getting her Porsche towed in New York Saturday night, according to E! News. The troubled actress

was all smiles when she hit the Brooklyn impound lot earlier this week to retrieve the vehicle, even posting a photo of herself with a lot employee to Instagram. There was no word on exactly what she’d done to get her car towed in the first place.

But that doesn’t mean he thinks a reunion is a bad idea — it’s just not the right time yet. “I think what we do is a show called ‘Old Friends,’ and it’s on a park bench and when we’re in our 80s,” he offers.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Zeta-Jones getting treated for bipolar disorder

Vergara denies it’s going to be a Modern kind of Family THE WORD

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In June’s Cosmopolitan, Sofia Vergara chats about plans for possibly starting a family with fiancé Nick Loeb. Rumours have been swirling that the Modern

Family actress and Loeb are hiring a surrogate. But Vergara says that rumour stems from the fact she froze her eggs. “I had to go to my doctor’s office a hundred million times to do injections. The (rumour) probably came from that,” the 40-year-old says. “My doctor had told me, ‘We have a small window.’ I said, ‘That’s so rude!’ I already have a kid, so I never thought I would need to do that. But I will have to use a surrogate, because I had thyroid cancer and lots of radiation. I don’t want to wait forever, but not yet, because I’m working like an animal.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked herself into a treatment facility to deal with her bipolar disorder, her rep confirms in a statement. “Catherine has proactively checked into a health-care facility,” the statement reads.

“Previously, Catherine has said that she is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner.” Zeta-Jones first went public about seeking treatment for the disorder in 2011.

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TRAVEL Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A trip to see, a riverboat fantasy


Cruising. Tired of the big box cruise ships? Try something a bit more adventurous — a trip down the Danube

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Ocean cruising has its perks. Tropical destinations, allyou-can-eat buffets, water slides, bowling, free booze — it’s a $30 billion business meant to cater to every whim. But sometimes the excessiveness of ocean cruising can overwhelm. What if you want to experience the joys of travelling by sea without thousands of people crammed alongside you; without paying extra for excursions, or having to adhere to a rigid schedule while visiting increasingly homogenized ports of call? Riverboat cruising plucks the aspects that make ocean cruising so attractive — the ability to hit multiple destinations without unpacking, the collegial atmosphere on board, an international, knowledgeable staff, a cosmopolitan experience — while being more refined and smaller than their big-white-boat counterparts. As the name implies, riverboat cruising uses smaller vessels that stick mainly to rivers, mostly in Europe but also in Asia and the South Pacific, the

A quaint cruise down the Danube will allow you to see a whole new side of Europe. JEFFOWENPHOTOS/FLICKR

Mediterranean and Northern Africa, and even Antarctica. “Most of our guests are seasoned world travellers for whom the destination is still the main attraction. For them, it’s not about all-night buffets or skating rinks or other novelties you find aboard big cruise ships — it’s about the discovery,” says Kevin Wallace, COO

The whole

of Vantage Deluxe World Travel, a premiere riverboat cruising company based in Boston. “You unpack once, then sail right into the heart of ports great and small, where sightseeing and intercultural activities are always included.” With riverboat cruising, you sacrifice water slides for accessibility and a more unique experience. Smaller

boats mean you can slip into smaller ports of call — you usually just walk off the boat and into the centre of town. But riverboat companies aren’t dumb, nor are they stuffy. They include the perks North Americans know and love: full-service cocktail lounges with live entertainment, Internet cafés, excursions, and, yes, even


all-you-can-eat breakfast and lunch buffets (as well as a formal sit-down dinner every night). Wallace is celebrating the launch of the company’s latest addition to their fleet, River Splendor. The new ship, part of a $120 million investment by Vantage, has a busy year ahead: After its March christening in Antwerp, Belgium, it will spend the spring, summer and fall cruising the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers between Amsterdam and the Black Sea as the lead ship on Vantage’s most popular package, the Majestic Rivers of Europe: Castles, Cathedrals and Fairytales (with stops in Vienna, Budapest and the Czech Republic), as well as the Gateway to the Black Sea trip that takes travellers from Budapest along the Danube all the way to the Black Sea resort of Constanta, Romania. So, with these trips, instead of onboard bowling you’ll just have to enjoy a home-hosted lunch with a family in Croatia instead. In lieu of a Broadway musical at night, you’ll have to settle for an exclusive classical concert at the Kursalon in Vienna. Sounds like a pretty good trade-off, no?

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FOOD/work/education Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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This is a fantastic main course for lunch or dinner. The healthy omega 3 fatty acids come from the tuna and help to lower the bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Be sure, however, to only buy tuna packed in water, not oil, to save the excess calories and fat.


Cook pasta in boiling water according to package Nutritional Analysis

Per serving: 333 calories; 14 g protein; total fat 12 g; saturated fat 2 g; carbohydrates 45 g; 307 mg sodium; 4 mg cholesterol; 4 g fibre

• 12 oz rotini • 6 oz green beans, cut in pieces • 1 3/4 cups chopped tomatoes • 3/4 cup diced cucumbers • 3/4 cup diced sweet red or green peppers • 1/2 cup sliced red onions • 1 can (6.5 oz or 185 g) flaked tuna packed in water, drained • 1/3 cup sliced olives

instructions or until firm to the bite. Rinse with cold water. Drain and place in serving bowl.


Blanch green beans in boiling water just until still crisp, approximately 2 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water and add to pasta. Add tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, onions, tuna, olives, dill and anchovies.

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Eiffel Sour • 1 oz Grey Goose Vodka • 8 lime segments • .25 oz simple syrup • .25 oz St. Germain • 1.5 oz Perrier sparkling water

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• 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill or 125 ml 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried • 5 anchovies, minced Dressing • 1/3 cup olive oil • 1/4 cup lemon juice • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar • 2 tbsp water • 2 tsp crushed garlic • Cucumber shavings

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Make the dressing: In small bowl combine oil, lemon juice, vinegar, water and garlic. Pour over pasta, and toss. Garnish with cucumber shavings. (For cucumber garnish, use a vegetable peeler down the length of the cucumber to create thin shavings). Rose Reisman Brings Home Light Pasta (Robert Rose Inc) by Rose Reisman

This recipe serves eight as an app. It contains 333 calories and 12 grams of fat per serving. Mark Shapiro, from Rose Reisman Brings Home Light Pasta (Robert Rose Inc)

5 ways that volunteering can boost your career prospects Reasons to give. Build your skill sets, network with the right people and develop soft skills by donating your time kate mills

As you transition into summer and start looking for work, don’t underestimate the power of volunteering and how it can benefit your career. In Give and Take, author Adam Grant explains how giving can boost your career. He says the most successful givers are those who rate high in concern for others but also in self-interest. So with that in mind, here are some reasons to give: Work experience Instead of applying for entrylevel jobs that ask for experience you don’t have, get it by volunteering — such as what I’m doing in communications at Students Offering Support.

Whether it’s working with a new computer program, helping to develop a new website or using a second language, there are specific skills employers look for that you can develop by volunteering — not to mention soft skills such as team work, communication skills, adaptability and time management. Update your resumé A sure-fire way to have relevant experience on your resumé is by volunteering in an area where you want to build your career. A survey by TimeBank through Reed Executive found that 73 per cent of employers would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one without. Networking Volunteering at an organization that does work you want to be involved in is a natural way of networking with the right people. You meet contacts who have contacts, and you never know who might be the contact to lead you to the job you’ve always wanted.

The perks of being a volunteer

A recent survey by TimeBank found that 73 per cent of employers would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one without. It could lead to a job In Give and Take, Grant tells the story of George Meyer, one of the writers for The Simpsons, who many credit as being the creative genius of the show. Before Meyer got his gig with The Simpsons, he selfpublished a comedy magazine just to have variety from his other job. It was a hit and made it on Rolling Stone’s Hot List of the year’s best in entertainment. His magazine got so many submissions that he had to turn some of them down. Not being able to bear that, he shut the magazine down after the third issue. The magazine ended up in the hands of The Simpsons’ executive director just as the show was getting off the ground and he was looking to hire a writing team. He hired

Meyer and some of the contributors to his magazine. Take-away point: By doing something for free, it led to work on a highly successful television show for him, and for the people he gave the opportunity to. Improve your interviews If you have recent and relevant career experience, you will feel more confident and have more to talk about in your job interviews. Plus, when you’re volunteering with a non-profit organization, you’re also working somewhere that actually makes a positive difference in the world, which can’t hurt. is Canada’s leading job site and online career resource for college and university students and recent graduates.

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Moose Lewis paid dues for shot at QMJHL title Halifax Mooseheads co-captain Trey Lewis is one of the team’s leaders on defence. JEFF HARPER/METRO

Patience rewarded. After fair share of growing pains, Herd’s co-captain has his shot at redemption ANDREW RANKIN

Four long seasons ago, Trey Lewis couldn’t have imagined where he’d be today. At 16 years old, the Halifax Mooseheads’ rock-solid defenceman suited up in

just eight games during the Herd’s dismal 2009-10 campaign, when they failed to make the playoffs for the second straight year. Things got marginally better the following season when Halifax clawed its way into the playoffs with 20 regular-season wins, seven more than the previous year. “It’s pretty crazy to see where we’ve come in the past four seasons,” Lewis said. “But through those dark years, we knew we would be building up to this.” Patience, good judgment and good fortune have led to steady progress. Last year the

Final on TV

• Sportsnet will air Game 1 of the QMJHL final between the Halifax Mooseheads and Baie-Comeau Drakkar on Friday.

Herd were a series shy of the QMJHL final; this year they’ve arrived. “You just try to appreciate it and enjoy it the best way you can.” One of the leading defencemen in the league, the Mooseheads’ tough-as-nails co-captain is all business on

• Eastlink will air Game 2 of the QMJHL final between the Halifax Mooseheads and Baie-Comeau Drakkar on Saturday.

the ice. He’s the Herd’s shutdown blue-liner. He can take the floor in the dressing room, but he’d rather lead by example “I just give it my all in every situation that I’m placed in, and if my teammates notice and it helps them at all, then I guess I’ve

done my job.” The Herd’s perfect playoff record (12-0), Lewis argues, is a result of everyone on the roster raising their game on some level. “(Coach) Dom (Ducharme) talked to us and basically just said everyone has their role, not to do too much, bring what you can bring.” He will have one thing on his mind come Friday when the Mooseheads open their QMJHL final series against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar. “The season we had exceeded all expectations but it won’t mean anything without a championship.”

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year’s Memorial Cup-winning Shawinigan Cataractes also knows how to win. Veilleux says, just like the Mooseheads, his club has earned a spot in the President Cup final against the Herd. When the championship series gets underway on Friday, he’s confident Baie-Comeau will prove its worth. “Hockey is played on the ice, it’s not played in the media,”

Veilleux said. “People can say all they want. All I can say is that we will be ready on Friday.” Veilleux is prepared for the Mooseheads to come out flying, but he intends to do what it takes to match their intensity, focusing on setting the tone in the critical opening minutes of the contest. “We have one team, one style. That’s how we win. We play both sides of the ice well,

we’re able to score and we play a physical game.” In the end, he insists, if the Drakkar are to come out on top, it won’t be because of any one player’s heroics. “We don’t have any star players, it’s more of a team effort. We need to rely on everyday grit and work ethic. Our defensive game has been our bread and butter since Day 1.” ANDREW RANKIN/METRO

SPORTS Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Bozak won’t watch Maple Leafs history from sidelines Leafs vs. Bruins. Linemate Phil Kessel happy to have faceoff expert back in business Tyler Bozak isn’t interested in watching the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first playoff game in nine years from the press box. The Leafs’ No. 1 centre went through a full practice on Tuesday and expects to play Wednesday when they visit the Boston Bruins to open their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series. Bozak missed Toronto’s final two regular-season games with an upper-body injury. He skated briefly on Monday but left practice early. Bozak said Tuesday he felt good and desperately wants to be on the ice for the series opener. “It’s really important,” he MLB

Encarnacion powers Blue Jays past Red Sox Edwin Encarnacion homered twice and Rajai Davis scored three runs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 9-7 win over the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on Tuesday night. Encarnacion launched a two-run blast into the fifth deck in the fifth inning and later restored Toronto’s lead with a two-run shot in the seventh to help the Blue Jays end a four-game losing skid. THE CANADIAN PRESS NBA

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“I think on every team you get to see the guys who are willing to put themselves and their bodies on the line in order to win, and who the pretenders are. It’s going to come out in this series.” Bruising Bruins forward Milan Lucic. When asked to give a ballpark number to quantify the increase in intensity in the playoffs, Lucic said, “probably 30, 30 per cent.”

Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak share a laugh at practice in Toronto on Tuesday afternoon. The Maple Leafs travel to Boston to face the Bruins in the opening round of the NHL playoffs Wednesday night. LUCAS OLENIUK/TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

said. “We’ve come a long way as a team the last couple of years and especially this year. “We’ve played pretty good hockey together as a group and it would be tough to sit back and watch the most important

time of the year.” Bozak skated Tuesday with regular linemates Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk and certainly didn’t look out of place. Kessel, who spoke with reporters twice Tuesday after

NHL playoffs. Blues take upper hand over champs Alex Steen stole the puck from goalie Jonathan Quick behind the net and scored a shorthanded goal to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Steen scored unassisted on a backhander at 13:26 of overtime less than a minute after Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk was whistled for a double-minor for high-sticking when he cut Dustin Penner. Steen also scored on a power play in the first period for the Blues, who ended an eight-

game losing streak against the team that swept them in the second round last spring. Quick, last year’s playoff MVP, made 35 saves in regulation, keeping the Kings in it before Justin Williams’ tying goal with 31.6 seconds left. Before Steen’s shocker, the Kings had been on a roll, outshooting the Blues 7-0. The Kings outscored the Blues 15-6 in the playoffs last season and 14-7 in three regular-season meetings. But they were thoroughly outplayed most of the way in Game 1. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


also the club’s top faceoff man. “Bozie is a real smart hockey player. He knows where to be on the ice, the puck kind of follows him around and his game is one where he does a lot of the little things,” said Toronto head coach Randy Carlyle.









(BEST-OF-7 — All Times Eastern)

(Miami wins series 4-0)


(New York leads series 3-1) Sunday’s result Boston 97 New York 90 (OT) Wednesday’s game Boston at New York, 7 p.m.


(Series tied 2-2) Monday’s result Atlanta 102 Indiana 91 Wednesday’s game Atlanta at Indiana, 8 p.m.


(Chicago leads series 3-2) Monday’s result Brooklyn 110 Chicago 91 Thursday’s game Brooklyn at Chicago, 8 p.m.


Nuggets stay alive in first round Kenneth Faried brought the energy and the Denver Nuggets rediscovered their toughness in time to stave off elimination Tuesday night with a 107-100 win over the Golden State Warriors. The Nuggets slowed down Golden State’s guards, jump-started their transition game in Game 5, jumping out to a 22-point lead before weathering the Warriors’ late rally.

declining to do so Monday, was glad to have his centre back. “Bozie has been a big part of our team this year,” Kessel said. Having the six-foot-one, 195-pound Bozak in the lineup is a huge boost for Toronto. The 27-year-old Regina native had 12 goals and 16 assists in 46 regular-season games, but was

(Oklahoma City leads series 3-1) Monday’s result Houston 105 Oklahoma City 103 Wednesday’s game Houston at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m.

SAN ANTONIO (2) VS L.A. LAKERS (7) (San Antonio wins series 4-0)


(Golden State leads series 3-2) Tuesday’s result Denver 107 Golden State 100 Sunday’s result Golden State 115 Denver 101 Thursday’s game Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.


Blues goalie Brian Elliott looks to make a save against Kings forward Anze Kopitar in Game 1 of a Western Conference quarter-final series on Tuesday night in St. Louis. DILIP VISHWANAT/GETTY IMAGES

(Series tied 2-2) Tuesday’s result Memphis at L.A. Clippers Saturday’s result Memphis 104 L.A. Clippers 83 Friday’s game L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD x — played only if necessary.



Blackhawks open post-season with OT win over Wild Bryan Bickell scored in overtime on a two-on-one rush, and the Chicago Blackhawks started the playoffs on a winning note after dominating the regular season, beating the Minnesota Wild 2-1 Tuesday night. Corey Crawford settled down after allowing a weak goal in the opening minutes. Marian Hossa also scored, and the Blackhawks took the early lead in this first-round series. Game 2 is Friday at the United Center. The Blackhawks finally put this one away when Johnny Oduya chipped the puck off the boards up to Viktor Stalberg on the right side. Stalberg then dished it to Bickell on the two-on-one rush in front for the winner at 16:35. Big things are expected in Chicago after a regular season that included a record start and the team’s first Presidents Trophy since 1991. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


(BEST-OF-7 — All Times Eastern)

Wednesday’s game NY Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Friday’s game NY Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

MONTREAL (2) VS. OTTAWA (7) Thursday’s game Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m. Friday’s game Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.

WASHINGTON (3) VS. N.Y. RANGERS (6) Thursday’s game NY Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s game NY Rangers at Washington, 12:30 p.m.

BOSTON (4) VS. TORONTO (5) Wednesday’s game Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m. Saturday’s game Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m.


(Chicago leads series 1-0) Tuesday’s result Chicago 2 Minnesota 1 (OT) Friday’s game Minnesota at Chicago, 9:30 p.m.

ANAHEIM (2) VS. DETROIT (7) Tuesday’s result Detroit at Anaheim Thursday’s game Detroit at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

VANCOUVER (3) VS. SAN JOSE (6) Wednesday’s game San Jose at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s game San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


(St. Louis leads series 1-0) Tuesday’s result St. Louis 2 Los Angeles 1 (OT) Thursday’s game Los Angeles at St. Louis, 9:30 p.m. x — played only if necessary.


Boston New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto

W 18 16 15 12 10

L 8 10 11 14 17

Pct GB .692 — .615 2 .577 3 .462 6 .370 81/2

W 15 14 11 11 10

L 10 10 12 13 15

Pct GB .600 — 1 /2 .583 .478 3 .458 31/2 .400 5

W 17 15 12 9 8

L 9 12 16 16 19

Pct GB .654 — .556 21/2 .429 6 .360 71/2 .296 91/2

CENTRAL DIVISION Detroit Kansas City Minnesota Cleveland Chicago

WEST DIVISION Texas Oakland Seattle Los Angeles Houston

Tuesday’s results N.Y. Yankees 7 Houston 4 Toronto 9 Boston 7 Detroit 6 Minnesota 1 Cleveland 14 Philadelphia 2 Texas 10 Chicago White Sox 6 Kansas City 8 Tampa Bay 2 L.A. Angels at Oakland Baltimore at Seattle Wednesday’s games — All Times Eastern Minnesota (Diamond 1-2) at Detroit (Sanchez 3-1), 1:08 p.m. L.A. Angels (Wilson 2-0) at Oakland (Milone 3-2), 3:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Lee 2-1) at Cleveland (Bauer 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Bedard 0-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 5-0) at Toronto (Buehrle 1-1), 7:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 2-2) at Texas (Tepesch 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-2) at Kansas City (Mendoza 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Baltimore (Chen 2-2) at Seattle (Harang 0-3), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday’s results Atlanta 8 Washington 1 Miami 2 N.Y. Mets 1 San Diego 13 Chicago Cubs 7 Milwaukee 12 Pittsburgh 8 St. Louis 2 Cincinnati 1 San Francisco at Arizona Colorado at L.A. Dodgers


DRIVE Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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The Santa Fe’s trimmer, sleeker design also places it higher on the attractiveness scale. Abandoned is the soap-dish shape that was in evidence with first and second-generation wagons. Along the sides and rear deck, the sheet metal is now as crisp as a starched shirt, while the grille copies a familiar Hyundai style.

Another feature is the Driver Selectable Steering Mode, which has Comfort, Normal and Sport settings. Selecting Comfort reduces steering effort by 10 per cent and aids parking maneuverability. Inversely, the Sport position firms up the steering by the same amount and increases “on-centre feel” for better highway control.

The 3.3 litre V6 engine (290 hp)

cruz wagon and the 2013 Santa Fe are much closer. Until its demise following the 2012 model year, the Veracruz represented Hyundai’s mainstay transport for people requiring accommodations for up to seven-passengers and their belongings. Its drawbacks, including a hefty 4,300-pound base weight, eventually put it out of the running. The Veracruz’s capacity, if not its name, has been replaced by the Santa Fe, or at least one version of the Santa Fe. For the

2013 model year Hyundai has seen fit to create both a fiveplace model, called the Santa Fe Sport, plus an extended-length model with four inches added between the front and rear wheels that can seat six or seven, depending on the configuration. The Santa Fe now closely matches the boxier Veracruz’s total cargo capacity, but is lighter by about 320 pounds. The Santa Fe’s interior reveals that Hyundai is really getting the hang of what con-

stitutes great interior design. From the sculpted dashboard and door panels to the inwardly angled primary gauges, the look is strictly premium, even without the available leather seat coverings or eight-inch touch-screen display. The base GLS is fitted with a solid array of content but stops short of going overboard. For that you’ll need to move up to the Limited that comes with dual-zone climate control, eight-way power driver’s seat,


AWD increases the Santa Fe’s $29,200 base price by $1,750, but is well worth it for the added control and peace of mind in slippery, muddy conditions. The system has been engineered to shift torque to a single wheel, if necessary, depending on weather and driving conditions.

heated second-row seat, power tailgate, rearview camera, pushbutton start and 19-inch alloy wheels. Heading an extensive list of options is an eight-inch touch-screen navigation system and a 550-watt 12-speaker premium audio package. The attractive Santa Fe provides more of everything to more people. Factor in a thrifty V6 and the technological improvements and it’s a certainty that most Hyundai shoppers won’t miss the Veracruz.

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April 21 - May 21 Mars in your birth sign endows you with self-confidence but with Saturn also in the picture, be cautious. Whatever you choose to do, it will have repercussions.


May 22 - June 21 It may seem to other people that you are easily manipulated but it isn’t the truth — and it gives you an advantage. Let your rivals think you are weak then, when they are least expecting it, you can hit back.


June 22 - July 23 Decide what it is you want to do, then look for ways to pay for it. If you are thinking about changing what you do for a living, put job satisfaction at the top of your list.


July 24 - Aug. 23 You may feel you got less than you deserve from some kind of service but don’t make a fuss about it. You will soon get a chance to improve your status. You are in fact in quite a strong bargaining position.


Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 You won’t lack for enthusiasm today but what about common sense? Virgos like to think things through carefully but Mars may encourage you to take risks. In a word: don’t.

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Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 Be honest about your feelings today and make sure everyone else is honest about theirs too. Some of things you hear won’t be pretty but it will be better if everything is out in the open.

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